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Mehlville continues to provide meals to students during extended shutdown

Mehlville continues to provide meals to students during extended shutdown

April 6, 2020

Meals will continue to be provided to Mehlville School District students during the COVID-19 shutdown, during the extended school shutdown through April 22. Meals will be available for pickup at seven locations Monday through Friday. A new time schedule begins Monday, April 6. You can pick up mea...

St. Louis County coronavirus cases nearing 1,000

St. Louis County coronavirus cases nearing 1,000

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 6, 2020

Just over two weeks after St. Louis County’s first death from COVID-19, its number of coronavirus deaths doubled between Friday and Monday as the county approaches 1,000 total cases. The county now has 985 total cases and 14 deaths, up from 781 cases Friday and 663 Thursday, according to the late...

Some areas of South County, St. Louis County hit harder than others by coronavirus

Some areas of South County, St. Louis County hit harder than others by coronavirus

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 3, 2020

Updated at 4:25 p.m. April 3 with update on Crestwood and Sunset Hills, plus more North County ZIP codes.  Some areas of South County and St. Louis County are being hit harder by the coronavirus than others, according to data the county released Friday that for the first time breaks down the county...

St. Louis County parks will close to stop the spread of virus

St. Louis County parks will close to stop the spread of virus

April 3, 2020

All St. Louis County parks will close by 8 p.m. Friday in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, County Executive Sam Page ordered Thursday. Despite the spread of the coronavirus, people had crowded county land and trails like Cliff Cave Park in Oakville since Page issued a stay-at-home order tha...

St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Update: In the latest numbers released Friday, St. Louis County now has 781 positive cases and seven deaths.  St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and six deaths, up from 663 Thursday and so many that the county has developed a dashboard to track all the data related to the cases. Origina...

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face three challengers in the Democratic primary this August, and Councilman Ernie Trakas also has three challengers for his 6th District seat. Filing for county, state and federal offices for the Aug. 4 primary began in February and ended Tuesday. County exec...

Mehlville School District enrollment declines as district ages

Mehlville School District enrollment declines as district ages

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Enrollment in the Mehlville School District continues to decline, a trend that was confirmed by a demographic study last year after an initial study in 2017. The Board of Education approved a $27,463 demographic and enrollment study in June, which was conducted by Business Information Systems owner Prest...

Kelly Roberts named principal of Washington Middle School

Kelly Roberts named principal of Washington Middle School

April 1, 2020

Kelly Roberts will be the principal of Washington Middle School in the Mehlville School District beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Roberts has been the assistant principal at WMS since 2017. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted in closed session March 11 to approve hiring Roberts...

Mehlville firefighters with cancer will get coverage

Mehlville firefighters with cancer will get coverage

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District will begin to offer enhanced benefits to employees diagnosed with cancer after the Board of Directors approved changes to the fire district’s employee manual last month. Board members unanimously approved the changes to the Employee Manual of Policies and Procedur...

South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home

South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

In what marks the first four officially confirmed cases of coronavirus in South County, three residents and an employee of a state-run home for the developmentally disabled have tested positive. Although health-care workers and residents have said on social media that other cases exist, the cases are als...

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